The third edition of Health Tech, an annual summit on the growing role of technology in healthcare delivery, was held on 21st and 22nd February 2020, at The Vivanta, Kolkata. The summit is a collaborative venture of Medica Hospitals and The Bengal Chamber of Commerce. The event brought together key stakeholders involved in different spheres of healthcare delivery – medical practitioners, IT professionals, academicians, technology providers, manufactures, etc. – on a common platform to discuss the new-age digital disruptions, which can be integrated with existing healthcare infrastructure.
Interesting discourses and panel discussions on the role of technology in healthcare featured stalwarts from the industry presenting their viewpoints. Some of these sessions involved the following topics:
- New-age technologies transforming the pharmaceutical industry
- How new tech will disrupt patient – Doctors’ dynamics
- Emerging technologies in healthcare delivery- Case Studies
- Technology enabling insurance to make healthcare affordable
- Leadless pacemaker: A new technology of slow heart rhythm therapy
The conference also witnessed the release of a Thought Paper on ‘A Technology Boost for Achieving Universal Health Protection’ by Knowledge partner PwC. Thought leaders and experts involved in healthcare also ideated strategies on how digital health technologies and tools can become a catalyst in bridging the healthcare divide.
Conference on Patient Safety
Impact on and importance of Safety on Quality of patient care was successfully completed on 11th January at Medica Superspecialty Hospital,Kolkata.
Around 100 delegates from around the city as well as neighbouring states like Jharkhand, Orissa, Bihar and even Tripura participated in this conference with great enthusiasm.
Various Topics covering the entire spectrum of Quality and Safety related issues were covered ranging from quality tools, clinician panel discussion on safety aspects in OR, Critical Care, Anaesthesia, Infection Control and Neonatology. This was followed by session on impact of nursing excellence on safety and facility safety and safety impact of food and nutrition were also discussed.
With the intent of bringing healthcare technology and providers together on one platform, Medica Superspecialty Hospital in association with The Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry, presented the second edition of Health Tech 2019 (the only such dedicated event in eastern India for the healthcare & wellness industry), on 12th & 13th April at the Gateway Hotel, Kolkata. The theme of Health Tech 2019 was ‘Technology for Universal Healthcare’.
Health Tech 2018
Medica Superspecialty Hospital Kolkata and Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry organized Health Tech 2018 (a Summit, bringing together technologies applicable in healthcare on one platform) from 8th-11th March 2018 at the Hyatt Regency, Kolkata.
The conference was inaugurated by Medica Group of Hospitals and Past President, Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Mr Deb A Mukherjee, Vice President, BCCI, and Managing Director, Cenergist Energy Private Limited. Dr Roy opened the summit with a short talk on the permeation of technology into every aspect of healthcare and the growing dependence on it. Mr Mukherjee gave the welcome address setting the tone for the interesting sessions to come in the next three days. He also moderated the first session of the summit which had Mr Moloy Banerjee (Head, South Asia, Linde Gases Division) and Archil Dzuliashvili, Ambassador of Georgia to the Republic of India, the Kingdom of Thailand, the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, and the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Government of Georgia as the speakers.
The next three days focused on cutting edge technologies in healthcare including Robotics, Analytics, Tele Medicine and the role of Artificial Intelligence. The speakers and panelists debated the pros and cons of the growing influence of technology on healthcare, and its future. They discussed how technology in healthcare is gaining popularity with passing time and improving with scientific advancements. Speakers included eminent personalities with healthcare backgrounds – administrators, Doctors and Information Technology personnel.
From electronic records in the doctor’s office to robotic instruments in the operating room, information technology is now redefining how healthcare functions in our society. Use of healthcare mobile applications is fast becoming a norm. According to industry estimates, about 500 million smartphone users worldwide would have used a healthcare application by 2015, and by 2018, 50 percent of the more than 3.4 billion smartphone and tablet users will have downloaded mobile health applications. Health Tech aimed to address these areas of development by bringing together experts who discussed, debated, demonstrated and explored new avenues of advancements in this field.
The summit featured International Participation, B2b Pavilion, Seminars and Exhibitions. The objectives were to:
- To showcase and demonstrate best-in-class technology solutions, tailor-made for the healthcare sector
- To promote & showcase medical devices/equipment
- Provide the opportunity for B2B meetings involving industry professionals
- An ideal platform to introduce new products & applications
- Opportunity to meet business partners under one roof
- Explore new business opportunities
- Provide a platform to enhance brand image and build awareness
- Provide a chance to evaluate the competition
8th Annual Neurosurgery Conference
Medica Institute of Neurological Diseases organized its 8th Annual Neurosurgery Conference on 29th &30th July 2017, at Hyatt Regency, Kolkata. The two day prestigious event was a huge success with eminent Neurosurgeons & trainees from different parts of the country attending lectures, videos & live telecast of surgical procedures.
AWR Conference and Live Operative Workshop
The country’s first AWR (Abdominal Wall Reconstruction) Conference and Live Operative Workshop was held at the J.W. Mariott Hotel, on May 19 and 20, 2017. The event was organized by the Department of Comprehensive Hernia Surgery of Medica Superspecialty Hospital, Kolkata. Conducted under the supervision of Advanced Laporoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. B Ramana was a unique opportunity for participants to watch and interact with experts over latest techniques in Advanced Hernia Surgery, by bringing together eminent Physicians and Surgeons from all over the world including India’s best, participating as Faculty over a common platform. The conference proved to be a huge success in terms of promoting awareness about new and improved techniques to treat Hernia that challenged the limits and opened up newer possibilities.
The International Conference on Modern Healthcare
Medica Superspecialty Hospital organized ‘The International Conference on Modern Healthcare’ on 8 & 9 April 2017, at ITC Sonar, Kolkata. The three-day event was city’s first and India’s most significant event in the field of medical science and technology healthcare.
Conceived primarily in the larger interest of the society, the Conference aimed to add a whole new dimension to clinical practices, procedures and technology, by bringing together the world’s top healthcare professionals, doctors, related organizations and experts, on a common platform. More than 300 delegates graced the conference and interacted to find newer guidelines and innovate sophisticated solutions in healthcare for the betterment of mankind.
MEDICA Home Care Services Press Conference
14 Jan, 2016
Keeping its promise of making healthcare more accessible and affordable, Medica launched its latest vertical – Home Care Services – on 14th January 2016, becoming the first reputed hospital in eastern India to provide such a facility. Medica has built and managed numerous healthcare facilities across the region over the past few years. It has been our endeavour to make healthcare more accessible and available for all. Medica today has the experience and infrastructure to provide our patients the luxury of choosing their treatment plan and getting it in the comfort of their homes.
Our Homecare Services have been designed keeping the growing needs of the day in mind. Our experts have carefully planned value-for money health care packages to offer safe options at home, ensuring peace of mind. Our hand-picked team will discuss and understand a person’s social, physical and financial barriers and priorities and then create best suitable health care plans in collaboration with the members and his/her family.
Our team of Doctors, physicians, medical technicians, nurses, medical assistants, pharmacy specialists, and nutrition & diet managers are a part of the homecare delivery chain that will help in taking medical assistance to the homes of our members.
Medica Homecare offers a plethora of services clubbed into two broad packages – Care & Comfort. The Care Package has been specially designed to suit the needs of the elderly population and chronic or bed-bound patients who need constant monitoring and care. At home treatment would not only reduce the cost, it would also make it logistically easier for their caregivers, as frequent visits to hospitals would no longer be required. The Comfort Package has been designed to meet the regular health needs of an entire family, giving them the opportunity of keeping a tab on their medical parameters at home, along with the benefit of choosing from a host of services as and when required.
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